Tom and Sue at a fundraiser for LEAD with retired MLB player Omar Vizquel.

Tom and Sue at a fundraiser for LEAD with retired MLB player Omar Vizquel.

Tom has the leadership, experience, and progressive values to get things done in Olympia!

Meet Tom

Tom Pasma is a small business owner, rancher, nonprofit leader, and proud progressive Democrat. Tom and his wife Sue run Double S Quarter Horse Ranch. Wearing many hats, Tom has committed to making our district and state a better place.

  • As a rancher, he received accolades for his commitment to implementing green energy on his ranch, and has been promoted as a model of sustainability in agriculture by Governor Inslee. 
  • As a private citizen, he has spearheaded legislative efforts to create a state program that fosters the next generation of farmers, and has helped landowners overcome unfair tax burdens. 
  • As a nonprofit leader, he has raised millions of dollars as a volunteer auctioneer for organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs, Friendship House, 4-H, and the American Quarter Horse Foundation. He founded an organization called Leadership Education and Advanced Development (LEAD) which connects professional athletes with youth to mentor them in developing leadership skills.
  • As a volunteer firefighter, Tom is committed to making sure public safety is funded throughout our state.

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Political Experience

Former Chair - 40th District Democrats

Current State Committee Man - 40th District Democrats

Co-Chair - Eastern Washington Committee

Co-Founder - Rural Agriculture Caucus 

 

Professional Experience

Co-Owner and operator Double S Quarter Horse Ranch

Professional Auctioneer

Former Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Volunteer Experience

Volunteer Firefighter - District 5

Vice President - Blanchard Edison Water Association

Skagit County Boys’ & Girls’ Club - Board Member

Campfire Samish Council - former Board Member

Founder, President - Non-Profit LEAD (Leadership, Education and Advanced Development)

Volunteer Auctioneer – Tom has raised millions of dollars for numerous charities such as Skagit Land Trust, San Juan County Fair, Skagit Valley College Athletic Foundation, Skagit County Fair, Puget Sound Junior Livestock Show, Numerous Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs as well as many others. 

Education

 Western Montana College - Associates, Drug & Alcohol

Western Montana College - Business Management

Colorado State University - Equine Reproduction, Bovine Reproduction

Western School of Auctioneering